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« on: 28/03/2009 19:10:04 »
Looks like we've got us another 1:

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It is Friday Night. Why go to bed?

Cos its Sat morning here? lol  I'm wide awake though, or should that be narrow asleep??





(taken from http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=21527.75)

I see and have filed it away. Beware that, in my experience, this means that, to quote a writer I cannot recall at the moment, "(Beware?) the dogs of war. The bitch that bred them is in heat again." From a book or play about trench warfare that was made into a movie.

It wasn't B. Brecht, I don't think but it was his style.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/03/2009 19:19:42 »
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(Beware?) the dogs of war. The bitch that bred them is in heat again.

What a nice thing to say about me...  ??? :P :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/03/2009 20:15:50 »
Not you in particular, but the storm clouds of war on the horizon, m'dear.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/03/2009 20:30:38 »
Jim - It's not from All Quiet On The Wetern Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is it? Or maybe something by Henri Barbusse?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/03/2009 21:47:10 »
Jim - It's not from All Quiet On The Wetern Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is it? Or maybe something by Henri Barbusse?

Remarque. That may very well be it. But I cannot be sure. It has been 20 years or more since I read it. It was seared into my memory when I first saw the movie. The horror made me want to read the book so I could have quotes for arguments against war. The account was plain ghastly. It was by a German, I distinctly remember that.
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« Reply #5 on: 28/03/2009 21:57:41 »
There was a German author who wrote some very disturbing fiction set in WWII. I can't remember his name now. It'll come to me.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 28/03/2009 22:39:24 »
No this was trench warfare, I am sure of that. 
 

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« Reply #7 on: 28/03/2009 22:41:11 »
I am aware of that. I merely mentioned that other author in passing. I wish I could remember his name. He wrote a lot of books but never became really famous in the UK.

EDIT: I've remembered - Sven Hassell

http://books.google.co.uk/books?ei=xZnOSZ3TIZDLjAfp053ZCQ&ct=title&q=Sven+Hassell&btnG=Search+Books

from his Wikipedia entry:

Hassel's view of war is brutal.[2] In his books, soldiers fight only to survive, the Geneva Convention being a dead letter to all sides. People are killed by chance or with very little reason. Occasional pleasant events and peaceful meetings are brutally cut short. Unsympathetic Prussian officers constantly threaten their men with courts-martial and execute them with little provocation. Disgruntled soldiers occasionally kill their own officers to get rid of them. By graphically portraying war as violent and hopeless in such manner, Sven Hassel's books have been said to contain an anti-war message. His first book Legion of the Damned has been compared to a grislier version of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.[3]
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